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Office of External Communications

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2004

Contact: Joan Gallo
713/743-8158 (office)
jcgallo@central.uh.edu

UH EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FEB. 2 - 15, 2004

MONDAY, Feb. 2

MSM Concert
Moores Brass Quintet will perform selections by Bach, Gregson, Ewald and Hillendahl. Moores Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg. $10 General admission, $5 Students/seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

TUESDAY, Feb 3

Blaffer Gallery: “Trespassing: Houses x Artists”
“Trespassing: Houses x Artists” features designs of houses imagined by nine contemporary artists in collaboration with New York-based architecture firm, OpenOffice. The artists were free to rethink the house as a spatial and social entity and the projects are presented through a variety of strategies including models, sketches, digital media and/or full-scale realization. “Trespassing: Houses x Artists.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. First Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

Blaffer Gallery: “Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot”
“Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot” features single audio dialogue synchronized with two different video projections reciting the same story but at different moments in the narrative forcing the viewer to piece together the narrative on his/her own. “Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. Second Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

Blaffer Gallery: “Inset”
“Inset” is the fifth in the museum’s Special Projects series organized by Atopia Projects. Works commissioned for this project respond to the challenge of engaging with or intervening in existing institutional, social and cultural frameworks and structures. “Inset.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. Second Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

THURSDAY, Feb. 5

Opera: La Finta Giardiniera
Mozart’s saga of a countess who goes undercover as a gardener to win back the man she loves in this romantic comedy. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. La Finta Giardiniera. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 7 and 8. Edythe Bates Old/Moores Opera Center. Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Reserved seating tickets $15; $10 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

FRIDAY, Feb. 6

Opera: Miss Havisham’s Fire
Jilted at the altar 50 years earlier, the mad Miss Havisham lives in her attic wearing her rotting wedding dress, hoping for the return of her groom. Based on Dickens’ “Great Expectations” and sung in English with surtitles. Miss Havisham’s Fire. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6, and 9; 2 p.m., Feb. 8. Edythe Bates Old/Moores Opera Center. Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Reserved seating. Tickets $15, $10 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

MONDAY, Feb. 9

Richard Russo Readings
The Margarett Root Brown Houston Reading Series, co-sponsored by Inprint and the University of Houston, continues with author Ruchard Russon whom the New York Times called “the most expansive of contemporary writers” and is regarded as the best writer about small town America since Sinclair Lewis. Richard Russo Readings, 7:30 p.m., Feb 9. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Free for students and seniors. $5 general admission. Tickets available only at the door on the night of the reading. 713-521-2026 or www.inprint-inc.org.

TUESDAY, Feb. 10

Lecture: “The Voice of the Other: Women’s Tales in Arabic Folklore in Israel”
The English Department at the University of Houston is sponsoring this lecture with guest presenter Dr. Eli Yassif, Chair of the Department of Hebrew Literature at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. “The Voice of the Other: Women’s Tales in Arabic Folklore in Israel.” 1 p.m., Feb. 10. Upstairs Lounge, Main Chapel, A.D. Bruce Religion Center, Cullen Boulevard, Entrance 13. Free. 713-743-2962.

WEDNESDAY Feb. 11

Matters of the Heart Valentine’s Gift Mart
The UH University Center Valentine’s Gift Mart is open to all vendors and organizations – an opportunity to get your name out and sell some wares. In addition, there will be a blood drive in the UC Bayou City Room and Health Information Fair providing health and relationship information booths. Matters of the Heart Valentine’s Gift Mart, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Feb 11. University Center Arbor, www.uh.edu/ucaf or 713-743-5293.

Farfel Distinguished Lecture: “The Creative Spirit as a Force for Humanism.”
Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and essayist, is considered one of the greatest literary figures in the Spanish-speaking world and will deliver the University of Houston annual Farfel Distinguished Lecture this month. His presentation is titled “The Creative Spirit as a Force for Humanism.” “The Creative Spirit as a Force for Humanism,” Farfel Distinguished Lecture. 7 p.m., Feb. 11. Limited Seating. Free, but you must reserve a ticket. Moores Opera House, Entrance 16, Parking lots 16B, 16C. 713-743-2255.

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